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Title: MUVE-ing pre-service teachers into the future
Contributor(s): Quinn, Frances (author)orcid ; Doyle, Helen (author); Lyons, Terry (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: This paper discusses our experiences of integrating a Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) called 'Quest Atlantis' into a pre-service secondary science education unit. The use of educational MUVEs as teaching tools is accelerating, so it is crucial that pre-service teachers develop some expertise with these and related technologies. We outline the processes we followed in embedding 'Quest Atlantis' into the content and assessment of the unit, the results of this initiative and its implications for integrating MUVEs and other ICTs into teacher education programs. Challenges such as limited time and expertise, demands of a busy teaching program, and the need for continuous specialist support need to be overcome for sustainable integration of MUVEs and related technologies into pre-service teacher education. This is particularly important given the potential of preservice teachers as change agents in schools, and the imperatives of the ICT-related National Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Curriculum.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ascilite 2012: 29th annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference - Future challenges, sustainable futures, Wellington, New Zealand, 25th - 28th November, 2012
Source of Publication: Future challenges, sustainable futures: Proceedings of ascilite Wellington 2012, p. 748-755
Publisher: ASCILITE: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Place of Publication: Wellington, New Zealand
Field of Research (FOR): 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130103 Higher Education
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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